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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

The Departure Status of Youth from Residential Group Care: Implications for Aftercare

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Michael Epstein

All Authors for this paper: Michael Epstein; Beth Chmelka; Alexandra Trout; Patrick Tyler; Ronald Thompson

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Youth departing from out-of-home care settings face numerous challenges as they adapt to new settings or return to placements that have been unsuccessful in the past. Although several thousand youth face this transition annually, little is known about their specific needs and risks at departure. The purpose of this study was to describe the status of youth at departure from a residential group care setting. The following questions were addressed: (a) to what settings do youth depart, (b) what are the demographic, family, educational, and behavioral characteristics of youth at departure, and (c) do these characteristics differ for youth departing to different levels of restrictiveness?

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM